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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - He’s served the sheriff’s department honorably for over 31 years and Thursday he announced he will retire. Humboldt County Sheriff, Mike Downey will be stepping down effective  May 5.

In an open announcement to the citizens of Humboldt County, Downey said the decision was one of the most difficult he has had to make his entire career. He added: “He is humbled and...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:09

FRESHWATER - A night of science, ideas and design captivated students and attendees at Freshwater School’s Invention Convention and Science Fair.

Students from 4th through the 8th grade came up with ideas or tried to solve scientific problems. They had to present those ideas and answer questions from many in attendance to prove their knowledge and grasp of the...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 00:06

KLAMATH RIVER - A major decision in a law suit over Klamath River salmon found resolution Thursday after a US District Court Judge in San Francisco ruled federal agencies must take preventative and emergency measures to reduce the incidents of disease in juvenile salmon.

The Hoopa Valley Tribe had initiated the lawsuit after years of pleading with the government to make changes in water...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:40

EUREKA - Two people are dead in separate incidents Wednesday in Eureka.

Just before 1 am, police were called to a hotel room at the 3500 block of Broadway for a report of a disturbance. When officers made entry, they found an unconscious female. Emergency personnel immediately began life saving efforts but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until next...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:28

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Park rangers are asking the public’s help in locating suspects after a poaching of Roosevelt Elk in Redwood National and State Park.

The incident took place last Wednesday off Bald Hills Road. Rangers followed a blood trail and drag marks to a brushy area and found the remains of a female elk.

It is illegal to hunt elk in Redwood National and State Park. In fact...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 22:24

FORTUNA - With the raids and subsequent arrests of two men by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force this past Monday, which involved Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a local Latino group is speaking out.

"I am blessed to be here in the United States. I am proud to be Mexican," said Stefani Cruz-Campos, a Latino woman speaking at a press conference for local group Centro del...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:01

EUREKA - On Wednesday, a technology expo was held at the Sequoia Conference Center. 

The event was the largest display of office machinery that Humboldt County has seen under one roof.

Some of the technology available included advanced software, printers and scanners, and interactive display boards. 

"There’s so many new technologies coming to the market, almost on a...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:27

RIO DELL - The City of Rio Dell approved their first reading of amendments to their construction codes within their commercial medical cannabis land use regulations at their meeting Tuesday night.

Staff recommended amending cultivation setback requirements from 50 feet in the industrial commercial zone, to zero feet.

They also added language to better explain what qualifies as...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:21